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Title: Some new observations on the cartography of topic and focus
Authors: Cardinaletti, Anna
Keywords: Cartography
Left Periphery
Familiar Topics
Right Dislocation
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Venice : Center for Language Sciences
Abstract: The goal of this paper is to discuss the cartography of Topic and Focus in Italian left periphery, to show that Topics can occur on either side of Focus, as in Rizzi’s (1997) original proposal. The data provided by Benincà and Poletto (2004) to argue against this possibility are shown to raise both empirical and theoretical questions. Additional evidence is provided to support the view that Foci can be followed by Familiar Topics, as in Frascarelli and Hinterhölzl’s (2007) typology of Topics. The discourse contribution of left- and right-dislocated Familiar Topics is also discussed.
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